In accordance with the agreement announced on 28th January (2020), Air Liquide has today announced it has closed the sale of its entities in Czech Republic and Slovakia to Messer.

Earlier this year gasworld reported Messer’s intentions to fully integrate and merge the two companies into the respective Messer companies in Prague and in Bratislava in the short term.

Messer in talks with Air Liquide to purchase Central Europe entities

Air Liquide said in a statement the decision to divest the assets “illustrates Air Liquide’s strategy to review regularly its asset portfolio and focus its geographic expansion on key regions in order to increase density and therefore enhance performance”.